I tried soaking quinoa (well, for longer than 5 minutes) for the first time this week and I absolutely love it. I already loved quinoa, but the soaked version is fluffier and even more delicious. Plus, I can soak and cook a big batch (I used this method from The Nourishing Gourmet) at the beginning of the week and have snacks, side dishes and breakfasts to munch on throughout the week. One of the dishes I threw together that turned out really well was Honey Walnut Quinoa for breakfast. The kids and I all love it, either cold or warm.
If you’re a quinoa fan, it’s a must-try simple to throw together dish for breakfast or snack. For vegans, I think it would be great with maple syrup or agave nectar subbed in for the honey (I used yogurt whey to for the acid to soak the quinoa, but you could use raw apple cider vinegar to veganize that, too).
If you’re a fan of this dish, it’s in my new cookbook,
honey, to taste
2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Stir all ingredients together.
Heat if desired.
This dish is incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. I think I’ve eaten it seven or eight times since I first tried it.
I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of quinoa or as a good way to try quinoa if you haven’t yet.